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SIPAYI GROSSES RS 48 LAKH IN FIRST 3 DAYS OF RELEASE
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ipayi has collected Rs 48 lakh in the first three days of its release weekend, according to the film’s producer Siddharth Mahesh who is also the hero of the movie.

He told reporters that the film made on a budget of Rs 2 crore has sold its Hindi dubbing rights for Rs 23 lakh and added that the satellite rights for the film is up for grabs. He said the audiences have patronized the film despite a lot of newcomers including himself working in the movie.

Mahesh said he was happy that Yogaraj Movies came forward to release the movie. He also expressed his happiness over sharing screen space with national award winning actor Sanchari Vijay.

Director Rajatmayee said people who had seen the movie were happy with the camera work, music and stunts. He thanked the media for the support and positive reviews.

Sanchari Vijay said he was happy that the film is doing well in which he plays a friend’s role. He said the film is doing well in Madhugiri and Ballari.

Editor Akshay said the film is ideal for family audiences. Assistant director Ravi said the media’s support and cooperation had gone a long way in the initial success of the film. He said three years of hard work is paying off.
-29/09/16

ಆಪ್ತವಾಗುವ ಸಿಪಾಯಿಗೆ ಸಂಗೀತ ಸಾಥ್
ದುಡ್ಡಿದ್ರೆ ಹೀರೋ ಆಗೋದೇನು, ನೀರು ಕುಡಿದಷ್ಟೇ ಸುಲ`À. ಆದ್ರೆ ನಟನೆಯೇ ಇಲ್ಲದ ಹೀರೋ ತೆರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಹಸದ ಎಷ್ಟೇ ಕಸರತ್ತು ತೋರಿಸಿದ್ರೂ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕ ಒಪ್ಪಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದು ತುಂಬಾ ಕಷ್ಟ. `ಸಿಪಾಯಿ' ಚಿತ್ರ ನೋಡಿ ಬರುವ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕನಿಗೆ, ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣುವ ನಾಯಕ ನಟ ಸಿದ್ಧಾರ್ಥ್ ಮಹೇಶ್ ಅಭಿನಯಕ್ಕೆ ನೀಡುವ ಮೊದಲ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯೆ ಹೀಗೆ ಇರುತ್ತೆ. ಆದರೂ, ಈ ಚಿತ್ರ ಇಷ್ಟವಾಗೋದಿಕ್ಕೆ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವು ಕಾರಣಗಳಿವೆ. ಮೊದಲ ಚಿತ್ರವಾದರೂ ಸಿದ್ಧಾರ್ಥ್ ಮಹೇಶ್ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸಿದ ಮೈ ನವೀರೇಳಿಸುವ ಸಾಹಸ, ಆಕರ್ಷಣೆ ಹುಟ್ಟು ಹಾಕುವ ಶ್ರುತಿ ಹರಿಹರನ್ ಅಭಿನಯ, ಸಂಚಾರಿ ವಿಜಯ್ ಅವರ ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ಕಿಕ್, ಮನಸ್ಸಿಗೆ ಹಿತ ಎನಿಸುವ ಸಂಗೀತ, ಕಣ ್ಣಗೆ ಮುದ ನೀಡುವ ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಹಣ ಹೀಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ನೋಡುವ ನೋಟಕ್ಕೆ ಆಪ್ತವಾಗುವುದು ಈ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಪ್ಲಸ್ ಪಾಯಿಂಟ್.
ಸುದ್ದಿ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸುವುದಷ್ಟೇ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತನ ಕೆಲಸವಲ್ಲ, ಮಾಫಿಯಾದ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಸಿಪಾಯಿಯಂತೆ ಸಮರ ಸಾರುವುದು ಕೂಡ ಆತನ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯ ಎನ್ನುವ ಥೀಮ್ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರದ್ದು. ಡ್ರಗ್ಸ್ ಮಾಫಿಯಾದ ಅಕ್ರಮ ಬಯಲು ಮಾಡಲು ವಾಹಿನಿಯೊಂದಕ್ಕೆ ವರದಿಗಾರನಾಗಿ ಸೇರುವ ಚಿತ್ರದ ನಾಯಕ ಸಿದ್ಧು, ತನಗೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನು ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುವುದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ತಂದೆ ನರಸಿಂಹರಾಜು ಜತೆಗೆ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಹೊರಡುತ್ತಾನೆ. ದಾರಿ ಮ`É್ಯ ರೌಡಿಗಳು ಆತನ ಮೇಲೆ ಅಟ್ಯಾಕ್ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಆತನ ತಂದೆ ನರಸಿಂಹರಾಜು ಅವರನ್ನು ರೌಡಿಗಳು ಕೊಲೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿ ಸಿಗದಂತೆ ಸುಟ್ಟು ಹಾಕುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡು ನೆನಪಿನ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನೇ ಕಳೆದುಕೊಂಡ ಸಿದ್ದು ಎಚ್ಚರ ತಪ್ಪಿ ಬಿದ್ದಾಗ ಸಕಲೇಶಪುರದ ಕಾಡಿನ ನಡುವೆ ಅಪರಿಚಿತ ಕುಟುಂಬದಿಂದ ಆರೈಕೆ ಪಡೆಯುವ ಮೂಲಕ ತೆರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ `ಸಿಪಾಯಿ' ದಂಗೆ ಶುರುವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.

ಮಾಫಿಯಾ ಗ್ಯಾಂಗ್‍ನ ಅಕ್ರಮ ಬಯಲು ಮಾಡಲು ಹೊರಟು, ರೌಡಿಗಳ ದಾಳಿಗೆ ಸಿಲುಕಿ ನೆನಪಿನ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನೆ ಕಳೆದುಕೊಂಡ ಸಿದ್ದು, ತನ್ನ ಗೆಳೆಯ ಮಂಜು ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರೇಯಸಿ ದಿವ್ಯಾಳ ಕಣ ್ಣಗೆ ಬೀಳುವ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ಅ`ರ್À ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಖಲಾಸ್. ಈ ನಡುವೆಯೇ ಸಿದ್ಧು ಕಾಲೇಜಿಗೆ ಎಂಟ್ರಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಅಕಸ್ಮಿಕವಾಗಿ ಪರಿಚಯವಾದ ದಿವ್ಯಾಳ ಜತೆಗೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಶುರುವಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಅಲ್ಲಿಂದ ವಾಹಿನಿಗೆ ವರದಿ ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಸಿದ್ದು ಮಾರುವೇಷದಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ರಿಮಿನಲ್ ಅ`Àಯ್ ಗ್ಯಾಂಗ್‍ಗೆ ಸೇರಿಕೊಂಡ ಚಿತ್ರಣ Á್ಲ್ಯಷ್‍ಬ್ಯಾಕ್‍ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣ ಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದೆಲ್ಲವನ್ನು ತೋರುವ ಮೊದಲ`ರ್À ಲವಲವಿಕೆಯಿಂದಲೇ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ರಂಜಿಸುತ್ತದೆ.

ಆದರೆ, ದ್ವಿತೀಯಾ`ರ್Àದ ಕತೆ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ತಿರುವಿಗೆ ಹೊರಳುತ್ತದೆ. ಸಿದ್ಧು ತನ್ನ ಮನೆಗೆ ಬರುವ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ನೆನಪಿನ ಶಕ್ತಿ ಬರುತ್ತದೆ. ಅಲ್ಲಿಂದ ತನ್ನ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಲು ಪಣ ತೊಡುವ ಆತ, ಹೇಗೆ ಮಾಫಿಯಾ ಗ್ಯಾಂಗ್ ಅನ್ನು ಮಟ್ಟ ಹಾಕುತ್ತಾನೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಚಿತ್ರವನ್ನೇ ನೋಡಬೇಕು. ತೀರಾ ವಿಶೇಷ ಎನಿಸದ ಈ ಕತೆ ಹೇಳಲು ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ರಜತ್ ಮಯೀ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದು ಸರಿ ಸುಮಾರು 2 ಗಂಟೆ ಕಾಲ. ಆದರೆ ಆ ಕತೆಗೆ ಹೆಣೆದಿರುವ ದೃಶ್ಯರೂಪ ಅನೇಕ ಏಳು ಬೀಳುಗಳ ನಡುವೆ ಗೊಂದಲಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಲುಕಿದೆ. ಹಾಗೆ ನೋಡಿದರೆ, ಅಜನೀಸ್ ಲೋಕನಾಥ್ ಸಂಗೀತ ಹಾಗೂ ಪರಮೇಶ್ ಅವರ ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಹಣ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ತಾಳ್ಮೆ ಮೀರದಂತೆ ನೋಟಕ್ಕೆ ಮೆರಗು ತಂದಿವೆ. ಮೊದಲ ಬಾರಿಗೆ ಕಮರ್ಷಿಯಲ್ ಚಿತ್ರವೊಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಗೀತ ನೀಡಿರುವ ಅಜನೀಸ್, ಎಲ್ಲ ಹಾಡುಗಳ ಮೂಲಕವೂ ಇಷ್ಟವಾಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕರೂ ಆಗಿರುವ ನಾಯಕ ನಟ ಸಿದ್ಧಾರ್ಥ್ ನಟನೆಗಿಂತ ಸಾಹಸ ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರ ಗಮನ ಸೆಳೆಯುವುದು ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ಶ್ರುತಿ ಹರಿಹರನ್ ಅವರ ಸಹಜ ಅಭಿನಯ ಆಪ್ತವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಸಂಚಾರಿ ವಿಜಯ್ ಸಹಜ ನಟ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲೂ ಸಾಬೀತು ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅಚ್ಯುತ್ ಕುಮಾರ್, ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಹೆಬ್ಬಾಳ್ ತಮ್ಮ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳಿ
-24/09/16

SIPAYI RELEASE PUT OFF TO SEPT 23
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annada film Sipayi, directed by Rajatmayee will now release all over Karnataka on September 23 instead of September 16 as planned earlier. The film is produced by Siddharth Mahesh who has also doubled up playing the main lead. The film has been pushed to September 23 for a release to express solidarity with the farmers and pro-Kannada organizations supporting the cause of Cauvery river water issue.

The director says Sipayi is someone who guards our borders but in this film the director says the hero sets right the wrong goings-on in society as a television channel reporter. The film he says also has elements of underworld mafia.

Journalist Gaurish Akki gets to play chief of the television channel in the movie who encourages the hero. Sanchari Vijay plays an important role. The film stars Sruthi Hariharan in the female lead. Manjunath Gowda, Bharath Singh and Krishna play villains in the movie.
-16/09/16

SIPAYI RELEASING ON SEPT 16
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annada film Sipayi, directed by Rajatmayee will release all over Karnataka on September 16. The film is produced by Siddharth Mahesh who has also doubled up playing the main lead.

Director Rajatmayee told reporters that he is realizing his three-year dream of making a film which took him one-and-a-half years to get the script ready. Sipayi is someone who guards our borders but in this film the director said the hero sets right the wrongs that go on in society as a television channel reporter. The film he said also has elements of underworld mafia.

He said there were some nightmares and bad moments during the making but said he hoped that good tidings will see the film through.

Journalist Gaurish Akki said he had never ever headed a television channel but he gets to play one in the movie who encourages the hero.

Sanchari Vijay said he got this offer when he did not have any opportunities. He said it was during the making of this film that he got the offer to do Naanu Avanalla Avalu that went on to win the national award for him as the best actor. He said Sipayi is one of the reasons why he got the national award.

Sruthi Hariharan said Rajatmayee had rejected her after she auditioned for Lucia which she eventually did. She said a director who had rejected her for Lucia had selected her to play the female lead in Sipayi. She said the film has good content.

Siddharth Mahesh said it did not find difficult to handle both responsibilities – producer and actor. He said he enjoyed family support. He said director Yogaraj Bhat has seen the film and has taken the responsibility to help him release the film.

Manjunath Gowda, Bharath Singh and Krishna who play villains in the movie also spoke.
-13/09/16






SIPAYI AUDIO RELEASED
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he audio of the film Sipayi was released at a function in Bengaluru by minister Ramalinga Reddy, ex-minister Aravind Nimbavali, member of parliament P C Mohan and Ugramm Srimurali. 

Shailaja Nag of DBeats said she was a fan of music composer Ajneesh Lokanath and that was the reason for them to buy the music rights of Sipayi. Kari Subbu said they bailed out the team which was in difficulty in Thailand. 

Anish said Siddharth Mahesh is friendly neighbourhood guy from his locality. He said both of them began their struggles together. He said the expenditure for Akira increased because of the quality of songs that made it necessary to go for rich production values and lavish song picturisation. 

S A Chinne Gowda spoke. Srimurali of Ugramm said if father supports it is as good as getting the father’s blessings and Sipayi is an example of such kind of blessing. He said the team should keep up the confidence. 

Yogaraj Bhat said Rajatmayee was his associate but due to his pre-occupation with Dhana Kayonu he couldn’t write songs for the movie. 

Gourish Akki and Sanchari Vijay also spoke. 

Music composer Ajneesh Lokanath said he was knocking on the doors looking for opportunities to score music at one point of time. He said today people were appreciating his songs which has made him more responsible and added that he will try his best to give good music. He said he was a fan of Srimurali and that he was giving music for a mass action film for the first time. 

Siddharth Mahesh said after watching Ugramm he was eager to do an action film and his dream had been realized. He said cinematographer Paramesh had captured the scenes well. 

Shruthi Hariharan said she is a fan of Ajneesh and added that Siddharth is a good actor. She said Sipayi was her fourth film when she accepted the offer. 

Director Rajatmayee recalled the time when he got into the industry. He thanked senior journalist Ganesh Kasaragod for guiding him initially and added that he had met a press reporter first before becoming a director. He said the hero of the film is a reporter who fights anti-social elements. 

Sindhu Lokanath and Krishi also spoke. 

Song clippings from the movie and the trailer were shown on the occasion. 
-21/05/16



















TRAILER OF SIPAYI LAUNCHED'
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he trailer of the Kannada film Sipayi was launched at a multiplex in Bengaluru. The film stars Shruthi Hariharan and newbie Siddharth Mahesh in lead roles. The film also stars Sanchari Vijay, Ritesh and Kari Subbuand is directed by Rajatmayee. Ajneesh Lokanath has scored the music.

Rajatmayee told reporters that the team is eyeing a May release for the movie. He said the film is about a reporter who fights the society.

Siddharth Mahesh who is debuting said he plays a reporter who disseminates information to society and the film deals with the difficulties he faces while performing his duty.

Sanchari Vijay said he was auditioned for Lucia and was frustrated that no offers were coming his way. He said he got a good role even before he got the national award but he had to shave off his moustache for Naanu Avanalla Avalu and expressed his apology for the same.

Shruthi Hariharan said she supports the person who fights against society. She said what she liked about her role is how she reacted to a situation when her dear ones forget her.

Music composer Ajneesh Lokanath said he was composing tunes and the background music for an action film for the first time. He said there are five songs in the movie.

Manjunath said he plays the villain and had done two fights with the  hero. Bharath plays another villain in the film and Ritesh is seen in another role. Krishna who has played the villain said a lot of effort had gone into the movie. Editor Akshay Rao said the team worked like an army and not as a soldier.

The team of Akira was felicitated on the occasion.
-30/03/16


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